The Mid-South Coalition on HIV/AIDS (MCHA) will observe World AIDS Day on Wednesday, December 1 by sharing information about prevention of HIV/AIDS and care for people battling the disease.
MCHA is a group made up of consumers, HIV/AIDS service providers and community volunteers who work together to help stop the spread of HIV. MCHA representatives will be at the Benjamin Hooks Library at 3030 Poplar Avenue in Memphis, TN from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. distributing printed information about HIV prevention on World AIDS Day. They will also share information about local nonprofit agencies and organizations in the region that can be of help to people who may already be infected with HIV/AIDS.
MCHA members at the front of the library will answer questions and offer help to anyone requesting it. HIV/AIDS testing will not be available at the library, however, other locations working with MCHA’s World AIDS Day activities have indicated they plan to be open for testing.
Just last year, 6,399 persons were living with HIV/AIDS in Shelby, Tipton and Fayette counties in Tennessee and over 400 new cases of people with HIV/AIDS were diagnosed.
United Way of the Mid-South provides leadership and expertise as well as administrative, financial and technical support to the MCHA in its battle against HIV/AIDS. For more information about MCHA’s work on World AIDS Day, contact Ashley Washington at firstname.lastname@example.org